Miguel Cabrera’s two-run double to deep right-center field has given the Detroit Tigers a 2-0 lead over the Texas Rangers after three innings of Game 4 of the ALCS.
Cabrera’s double followed singles by Brandon Inge and Ryan Raburn to break up what was developing into a pitchers’ duel.
Rick Porcello has been sharp for the Tigers, allowing only one hit through three innings with five strikeouts. When the Rangers have been able to make contact, they’ve hit the ball on the ground against a sinker and slider from Porcello that both have good movement on them.
Matt Harrison began less smoothly for the Rangers, walking two batters in the first inning. But the Tigers weren’t able to capitalize after hitting into a double play. Harrison didn’t allow a hit until Inge’s single with one out in the third.
After the start of the game was delayed two hours due to rain, showers began to fall again at Comerica Park late in the second inning. However, the rain wasn’t hard enough to warrant another stoppage. And according to forecasts, once that system blows through, there should be at least a four-hour window of clear weather.